Italy and its people are giving their all to fight the coronavirus pandemic that has rattled the country. Despite being locked down at there homes, the Italians, especially from Naples, are playing their part of being the good Samaritans, which is exactly what the world needs right now.
Some photos, that have recently surfaced from Italy, shows that people in the country are hanging food-filled baskets from their homes so that a homeless or needy don’t go without food or water during such harsh times.
it's a nice word play in Italian, that means "if you can't afford to put something inside that means you need to take something. If you can afford to put something inside, then put something inside to help the less fortunates". It actually works and poor people are using these. pic.twitter.com/rg1v6CFN14— Tom (@tommiwtf) March 30, 2020
The picture of these “supportive baskets” was shared by a netizen wherein he detailed about the old tradition. The basket also carried a message written in Italian. When translated, it reads, “if you can, put something inside. If you can’t, take something”.
Hanging such supportive baskets is an ancient tradition in Italy and the baskets are known as ‘Panaro Solidale’ in Italian. The gesture is to show solidarity with the ones in need while maintaining social distance at the same time.
The actual italian name is "Panaro solidale", "panaro" is the basket where you put the bread inside, "solidale" means "solidarity". pic.twitter.com/9QfLFEY7DSMarch 30, 2020
Interestingly, netizens came out to laud the gesture and have quoted it as one of the best things any country could do right now.
We are a small country, but we are great people!— marts (@marts_badass) March 31, 2020
We always do those kind of things. We have 'gelato sospeso' (hanging gelato) and 'caffé sospeso' (hanging coffee). We pay for an extra coffee or an extra gelato so if someone can't afford them they can have one in this way.— marts (@marts_badass) March 31, 2020
Even my grandma used to do that. She's still has the basket but she use it to take the garbage away easily now skskksks— Tom (@tommiwtf) March 30, 2020
Naples have one of the most kind and generous people I have ever met . They have been put due by years of mafia and underinvestment— spottyface (@spotty_face) March 31, 2020
i wish the very best for the people of Italy!!— wolf christine (@wolfchristine12) April 1, 2020
& for all the people arround the world too.. ?
Coronavirus in Italy has killed over 10,000 people.